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Poland's Ministry of Defense Orders Gavia AUVs

sensors listed above, the AUV will be able to gather high resolution, accurately navigated, sonar images while remaining submerged for several hours of continuous operation at survey speeds up to five knots. Each Gavia AUV will be delivered with several field-replaceable battery modules (Teledyne Energy Systems). The combination of sensors ensure that the Gavia AUV is ideal for mine countermeasures (MCM), as well as search and salvage operations, in continental-shelf waters and beyond.Gavia AUVs in Poland continue to be supported locally through Enamor Ltd, Teledyne Gavia’s official representative

Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm (Credit Equinor)

ORE Catapult's Floating Wind Center Attracts Leading Offshore Energy Players

some of the critical challenges in the commercialization of floating offshore wind, including the development and consenting process; project and technology certification, classification and application of standards; developing a cost reduction pathway to commercial competitiveness; and defining the energy systems benefits of floating offshore wind.Cameron Smith, from Mainstream Renewables Power, will Co-Chair the FOWCoE’s Executive Governance Board alongside ORE Catapult’s Chris Hill. He said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to Co-Chair this exciting group which I believe

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Deme Offshore Joins Neptune's Hydrogen Project

pilot, the world’s first offshore green hydrogen project, being developed in the Dutch North Sea.Part of the Belgian Deme Group,  the company joins as a partner and will provide the hydrogen unit for installation on the Neptune-operated Q13a platform. The pilot aims to integrate three energy systems in the North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gas, and offshore hydrogen by producing hydrogen from seawater on the Q13a.Lex de Groot, Managing Director of Neptune Energy in the Netherlands, said: “The integration of offshore energy systems requires new and unique expertise and we are therefore

Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

One-on-One with Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

, where faster data access means safer, more efficient operations.”REMUS 6000 HISAS. Photo: HIIArguably the greatest challenge today, still, lies in the ability to find and deliver increasingly robust power supply. “We anticipate that improvements in safe, reliable, long-endurance energy systems over the next few years will have significant immediate impact on UUV capabilities,” said Fotheringham. “The physical endurance of a UUV is much greater than the energy systems that currently power them, so increasing the energy density on a vehicle pays immediate dividends. This

Neptune Energy’s Q13a platform, set to be home to a hydrogen production facility under the pilot project. (Photo: Neptune Energy)

Another Partner Joins Dutch Offshore Hydrogen Project

Oil and gas firm Neptune Energy has informed that another partner - Eneco - has joined the PosHYdon pilot, the world’s first offshore green hydrogen project, being developed in the Dutch North Sea.PosHYdon integrates three energy systems in the Dutch North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gas, and offshore hydrogen and will involve the installation of the hydrogen-producing plant on the Neptune-operated Q13a offshore platform. The plan is for the plant to convert electricity generated by offshore wind farms into hydrogen.As a partner, Eneco will supply simulated wind data from its offshore wind farm

Ocean Energy Systems chairman Henry Jeffrey.

Ocean Energy: A Surge Coming in 2020

Ocean Energy Systems (OES) was launched in 2001 as a technology collaboration program of the International Energy Agency (IEA). It was created in response to increased ocean wave and tidal current energy activity primarily in Denmark, Portugal and the United Kingdom. The organization today consists of 25 members including specialists from government departments, national energy agencies, and research and scientific bodies. OES Chair Henry Jeffrey explains why the outlook for ocean energy advances looks particularly positive for 2020.In recent months OES has recorded major progress across the ocean

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OES: Surge in Tidal Energy in 2020

The last annual report issued by Ocean Energy Systems (OES) highlights significant international investment including $25m pledged by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support 12 ‘next-generation’ marine energy projects and Wave Energy Scotland committing $9.9 million in two wave energy machines next year.“In the last 12 months we have seen major progress with global tidal projects achieving extensive operating hours and wave technology progressing in large-scale laboratory and offshore test sites,” said OES chairman Henry Jeffrey from the University of Edinburgh. “A

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DOE Prizes to to Inspire Ocean Innovation

specific technical metrics.The Ocean Observing Prize, announced by DOE and NOAA on September 18, 2019, is now open for submissions. The prize contains a number of competitions, the first being the Discover Competition, which seeks novel concepts that integrate ocean observing technologies with marine energy systems to address end-user needs across five broad themes: (1) Unmanned Vehicles; (2) Communications and Underwater Navigation; (3) Extreme Environments; (4) Buoys, Floats, and Tags; and (5) Blue Sea Ideas (i.e., other). The competition will be followed by a Develop Competition, which will focus on

Your sea trials, here: a SINTEF test basin. Credit: SINTEF

Higher Learning & SINTEF’s Existential Rise

; and aquaculture.SINTEF clients are offered all the ocean elements in a deep test tank, ensuring the best study of marine technology. Indeed, the ocean labs are at the confluence of Norway’s coastal industries prowess.SINTEF Ocean is the place to be, too, for studying new, offshore renewable energy systems and for marine cybernetics, or the study of marine control systems, including automated hardware and propulsor tests. “Ocean” also offers suites of software for everything from the deft control and monitoring of environmental technology to shipping aps like ShipX for calculating hydrodynam

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